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National Grid Lead Business Partner, Finance Business Partnering in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us * National Grid is hiring a Lead, Finance Business Partner for our Finance department in Waltham, MA.* Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry. To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business. ## Job Purpose Act as a finance business partner to support each business/function and challenge the strategic and financial priorities, and to support the decisions that deliver financial performance. ## Key Accountabilities + Engage with stakeholders internally and externally to understand best practice and to influence decision makers + Actively contribute to each business area to help drive commercial and non-financial performance related decisions. Support the management of financial risks and the implementation & maintenance of controls + Support the long term business & financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes to drive performance + Support the implementation of continuous improvement and performance excellence activities, consistently achieving strong results + Support the delivery of the relevant business area’s financial response to price controls and maximise future allowances for ongoing investment in infrastructure and services + Support the investment appraisal process for each relevant business area, guiding decision making with insight, to ensure that all current and future investments are made in line with the business strategy and value requirements + Present the monthly results in a style suitable for both a finance and non finance audience, delivering insight and highlighting priority areas for focus, ensuring efficiencies are optimised for the longer term. Provide action plans to address issues and ensure corrective actions are delivered on a timely basis ## Qualifications + The ability to influence and impact the decisions and financial performance of senior stakeholders and their teams throughout the relevant business area. Strong communication skills + Sound commercial skills + Proven ability to adapt style of financial information presentation to suit a range of stakeholders, both financial and non-financial Extensive experience in Financial analysis and investment appraisal, with track record of successful delivery. Excellent communication skills for financial information + Demonstrated Business Partner experience to act as a trusted advisor using strategic insight to deliver tangible performance improvements + Proactively maintaining continued professional development under relevant accountancy body or other recognised professional development + Strong understanding of how value is generated within a regulated business environment + Recognized Accounting qualifications (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) or by rare exception qualified by experience with evidence + Understanding of US GAAP and IFRS Accounting principles and strong financial controls skills + Technology and operational experience with a focus on profitability, balance sheet management and the efficient use of capital ## More Information National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.